DeSantis Yanks Hyatt Liquor License Over Drag Show

The Insider reports:

The DeSantis administration is revoking the Hyatt Regency Miami’s alcohol license after one of its facilities hosted “A Drag Queen Christmas” with minors present in the audience. The Department of Business Regulation filed a 17-page complaint Tuesday against the show’s venue, the James L. Knight Center, which is affiliated with Hyatt. The show required people under 18 to be accompanied by an adult as a condition of being allowed to attend.

“A Drag Queen Christmas” is a holiday-themed drag show that tours in 36 different cities and features stars from the reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” The state’s business department accused the facility of several violations, including a prohibition of “lascivious exhibition” before people younger than 16, though it’s not clear to what extent this law is generally enforced.

Read the full article. The James L. Knight Center is a major venue and has hosted Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants. The main room seats 4600.